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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2011, 11:06:59 PM »
Macs now have there first bootkit type malware (whistler variant)

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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2011, 11:45:05 PM »
Macs now have there first bootkit type malware (whistler variant)
Is there any article etc about this "event"? ;D
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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2011, 11:50:33 PM »
Nope we just had the first one post at G2G - unfortunately none of us use macs


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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2011, 11:44:20 PM »
Nope we just had the first one post at G2G - unfortunately none of us use macs
Found something very similar here http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/473/An_unlikely_couple_64_bit_rootkit_and_rogue_AV_for_MacOS

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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2011, 12:17:00 AM »
You can't really call a virus the most dangerous. But to answer your question the best that I can, sality seems like a pretty popular (I am not saying it is the most dangerous) virus right now. It is a patching virus and infects as many executables as possible, causing them not to work properly or at all. In my opinion the worst kinds of viruses are the types of spyware and rootkits that steal your personal information or banking information. Also, I saw a very nasty Trojan agent/downloader that gave my friend about 120 infections. Let's just say that he was in between antiviruses :). Also you can't really have a 'best antivirus'. There are too many different kinds of infections and also programs update and protect differently. But, I have had very good luck with avast! and not so much with Norton or AVG.

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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2011, 06:40:27 AM »
Did the Stuxnet Worm infected India’s INSAT-4B Satellite and Iranian Nuclear Plant Computers which was created by china ? wonder what type of virus it is, capable of bypassing national defense system. :-\

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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2011, 12:51:00 PM »
A virus which can literally cause problems to your real life

I think I've got that one, it's called the "Ex-wife"  ::)

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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2011, 12:52:53 PM »
A virus which can literally cause problems to your real life

I think I've got that one, it's called the "Ex-wife"  ::)

ROFL ;D
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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2011, 01:18:24 PM »
yes the W32:Ex-Wife[trj] is very nasty, it arrives as a sweet thing but after some time it completely changes and take over your life, only format/reinstall will work 
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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2011, 01:18:40 PM »
A virus which can literally cause problems to your real life

I think I've got that one, it's called the "Ex-wife"  ::)
Hahahahaah :).Nice one.
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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2011, 01:32:21 PM »
yes the W32:Ex-Wife[trj] is very nasty, it arrives as a sweet thing but after some time it completely changes and take over your life, only format/reinstall will work 

Wonder why avast! doesn't dedect it yet. :P ;D 8)
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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2011, 01:46:36 PM »
yes the W32:Ex-Wife[trj] is very nasty, it arrives as a sweet thing but after some time it completely changes and take over your life, only format/reinstall will work 

Ex wife, get a new life..... only reinstallation will work, OMG ROFL :o

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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2011, 06:40:08 PM »
One time in World of Warcraft, I needed to save up a lot of in game money to buy the skill to ride flying mounts. To keep myself from being tempted to spend my gold on other things, I created a new female character, named it ExWife, and sent all my money to her on a regular basis.
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Re: What is the most dangerous virus in the world?
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2011, 07:07:08 PM »
Some of the comments here really cracked me up ;D
Yes, the rootkits are really dangerous...what's funny that sometimes you get them without even noticing or realising that it is there....until AVAST! tells you about a hidden rootkit file object and you start to panic~

Talking about Mac viruses, apparently there's more and more of them as well. Apple makes people believe that "they're safe because there is way more Windows viruses that Mac, and even if so, only a few." People really do believe this stuff.
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